India TS Tirumurti in UN on Religiophobia: India has urged the United Nations to avoid adopting double standards on religiophobia. India has told the United Nations that there cannot be double standards on religious phobia and combating it should not be a selective exercise involving only one or two religions, but non-Abrahamic religions. should be applied equally against. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) TS Tirumurti said that India has been the biggest victim of terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism.
India’s Permanent Representative TS Tirumurti appealed to all countries to develop an education system that truly contributes to counter terrorism by promoting the principles of democracy. Tirumurti was speaking at an event to celebrate the first anniversary of the International Day of Hate Speech, Non-Discrimination and the Role of Education on the Roots of Peace.
‘There can’t be double standards on religiophobia’
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said, “We have emphasized time and again that combating religious fear should not be a selective exercise involving just one or two religions, but also non-Abrahamic religions.” should also apply equally against. Unless this is done, we will never be able to achieve our objectives. He said that there cannot be a double standard on religiophobia.
Condemnation of attack on Gurudwara in Kabul
The statement came hours before Saturday’s blasts at Gurdwara Karta Parwan in Kabul’s Bagh-e-Bala area killed two people, including a Sikh, and injured seven others. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had said in a tweet that the cowardly attack on the Gurudwara should be condemned in strong words. TS Tirumurti said that India has made relentless efforts to combat hatred and violence not only against Abrahamic religions but against all religions including Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Trying best to promote tolerance- Tirumurti
India’s representative TS Tirumurti said that we do our best to promote tolerance and inclusion. Any difference of opinion must be resolved within the legal framework. Referring to the anger shown by many Muslim countries over the remarks of two BJP leaders, he said, there is no need to show anger to India by making other countries a special issue.
#WATCH , Religiophobia should not be a selective exercise involving only 1 or 2 religions but should apply equally to phobias against non-Abrahamic religions as well… There cannot be double standards on religiophobia: TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Rep to UN
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What are the forms of religiophobia?
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) TS Tirumurti pointed out that contemporary forms of religious fear can be attributed to an increase in attacks on religious places such as gurudwaras, monasteries and temples or the spread of hatred and propaganda against non-Abrahamic religions. can be seen. The demolition of the iconic Bamiyan Buddha statue by fundamentalists, the terrorist attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan where 25 Sikh worshipers were killed in March 2020, the destruction of Hindu and Buddhist temples calls for condemnation of such acts and religions as well. Is.
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